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Seniors

My Aged Care

Helps you find up-to-date information about Australia's aged care system. It provides easier access to a full range of aged care services and hosts a number of features including aged care home details, help at home and carer information.

Department of Social Services

Age discrimination

Addresses the attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to age discrimination, particularly barriers to equality and participation faced by mature workers, older Australians and young people.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Aged Care Complaints Scheme News

Provides a free service for people to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving residential or community aged care services that are subsidised by the Australian Government.
This site includes news and helpful information including how to raise a concern.

Department of Social Services

Aged Care Homes Finder

Helps you locate Australian Government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs. You can search for homes in a particular location and you can specify the level of care needed or any special needs. Other accommodation options for older Australians (eg retirement villages) are not covered by this feature.

Department of Social Services

Anniversary messages (anniversary and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and the Queen)

Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. This page provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Broadband for Seniors

Broadband for Seniors provides older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks; and supports seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology.

NEC Australia Pty Ltd

Clean Energy Future Household Assistance Package

The Household Assistance Package will ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle income households, will get assistance for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.

Department of Human Services

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Centres provide a link to and information about a wide range of community, aged care and support services available locally or across Australia, including services for older people, people with a disability, and those who provide care and services.

Department of Health

Experience+

Helps mature-age people participate in the workforce. Includes access to free career advice and information on programs and services for employers interested in employing more mature age Australians.

Department of Employment

Express Plus Seniors

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Offers seniors a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their mobile device. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.

Department of Human Services

Help at Home Finder

Helps you find services that can help you remain independent in your home. Community care services can provide help with everything from housework, meals and personal care, to assistance getting out and about for social activities.

Department of Social Services

Home care today

Supports both older Australians and home care providers as they work out what to expect, what choices they have and how they can make decisions about home care packages using the consumer directed care (CDC) approach.
Tabs: Older Australians | Providers

COTA Australia

Immunise - older Australians

The Australian Government funds vaccines for older Australians in order to provide greater protection against influenza and pneumococcal disease and the complications of these diseases.

Department of Health

Internet Basics

Provides a starting point to build online skills for those who are new to the internet or just looking to learn a little more to be confident and safer online. There are easy to follow video and text guides, including a section explaining internet terms in plain English.

Department of Communications

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Offers testing to people turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 years of age. Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected in its early stages, but currently less than 40 per cent of bowel cancers are detected early.

Department of Health

National Public Toilet Map

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch app - Find the location of more than 16,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia!

Department of Social Services

National Public Toilet Map

Provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. You can also plan a trip to get a list of toilets along the way.

Department of Social Services

National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre

Provides consumer-oriented research into productive ageing to improve the quality of life of people aged 50 and over.

National Seniors Australia

Office of the Aged Care Commissioner

The office supports the Aged Care Commissioner (the Commissioner whose primary role is to examine complaints lodged against the Aged Care Complaints Scheme and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

Office of the Aged Care Commissioner

Older Australians

Services are available to support older Australians, including retirement and employment advice, information on help with medical and pharmaceutical costs, financial support and caring for others.

Department of Human Services

Over 55s - MoneySmart

By the time you are 55, you might be thinking about retirement and what to do once you stop working. As with all major lifestyle changes, your income will probably change. Check these MoneySmart prompts to help you review your finances and make some decisions.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Pelvic Floor First

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Workouts allows people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe exercises that protect their pelvic floor muscles.

Continence Foundation of Australia

Seniors

Links to resources on maintaining your health as you age and enter retirement. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Seniors and retirees

If you are over 55, retired or thinking about retirement, you might need to consider how your taxation and superannuation interests will be affected by the decisions you make about income, working and retirement.

Australian Taxation Office

Seniors Card

Each state and territory has a Seniors Card scheme and some reciprocal arrangements are in place for using your card in other states.

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